The Grassroots Coaching Education Program has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth course in this stream is called Soccer for Life and focuses attention on working with players between the ages of 13 through to “masters soccer”; which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness; those who enjoy recreational soccer as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.
As of May 2021, course theory is delivered via an online platform through Canada Soccer, and the on field delivery is organized through Soccer NB.
Coaches wishing to register for the Coaches Education courses can follow this link Coaches Education Platform
Regions and clubs wishing to organize on-field delivery can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or see link below
The Grassroots Coach Education Program developed by the Canadian Soccer Association that focuses on age and stage relevant training is as follows:
Note: coaches do not undergo an official evaluation process in the Community Sport Stream, therefore they are not designated on their NCCP transcript as a Certified Coach. These workshops provide training only in developmental stage specific areas of coaching. With this in mind coaches taking part in these workshops will receive the status of Trained Coach (or will be considered In Training if they have still to complete a module of the particular workshop they have taken).
Regions and clubs wishing to offer the community coaching courses could send their application to Soccer New Brunswick. Please complete the following form. Click to view the Host Coaching Clinic Form.